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Ability to Imagine 100

Artist - Peter Tilley
Title - The Ability to Imagine
Medium - Cast iron, corten steel
Location - Belconnen
Funded By - Chief Minister's sculpture acquisition round 3
Acquired - 2010

The Ability to Imagine
This rusted steel sculpture portrays a poetic journey of the spirit. A figure, travel case in hand, contemplates a voyage that while imaginary does not appear to be without effort. The sculpture is one of a series of works through which the artist explores the concept of a journey as a metaphor for the search for meaning in life.

Alfred Deakin Artist - Martin Moore
Title - Alfred Deakin, A Life in Three Phases
Medium - Bronze
Location - South Canberra
Funded By - Territory and Municipal Services
Commissioned - 2010

Alfred Deakin, A Life in Three Phases
The artwork is a single bust, created from three separate heads that have been ‘cut’ into pieces and re-assembled, creating a work which is stable, robust and visually engaging from all angles. The three heads are representative of three distinct periods of Alfred Deakin’s life:

Ebb and Flow Artist - Matthew Harding
Title - Ebb and Flow
Medium - Stainless Steel
Location - Civic
Funded By - Territory and Municipal Services
Commissioned - 2010

Ebb and Flow
The tall mirrored forms of Ebb and Flow draw in and reflect back the movement and colour of one of Canberra's busiest urban streets. The sculpture appears to be made of liquid and light. It floats stationary, offering a moment of reflection amidst the busy stream of the day.

Microscopia 100 Artist - Warren Langley
Title - Microscopia
Medium - Glass, steel, LEDs
Location -
Funded By - artsACT
Commissioned - 2010

Microscopia
Microscopia is a large scale wall mounted artwork made of glass and light.

Dancers on a Lakefront Artist - Konstantin Dimopoulos
Title - Dancers on a Lakefront
Medium - Composite rods, steel
Location - Belconnen
Funded By - artsACT
Commissioned - 2010

Dancers on a Lakefront
Dancers on a Lakefront draws inspiration from the native reeds and rushes that stretch along the perimeter of Lake Ginninderra.

Habitat Artist - Martin Moore
Title - Habitat
Medium - Bronze, marine turpentine
Location - North Canberra
Funded By - Territory and Municipal Services
Commissioned - 2010

Habitat
This group of nine sculptures sensitively portray a range of animals that are endemic to the ACT. Acorns are included as a playful reference to Ainslie's well established oak trees. Habitat reflects on this area's close proximity to the Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve and the daily experience of seeing native wildlife interact with an exotic treescape.

Windstone - a trail of a cloud Artist - Koichi Ishino
Title - Windstone - A Trail of a Cloud
Medium - Stainless steel, granite
Location - Civic
Funded By - artsACT
Commissioned - 2010

Windstone - A Trail of a Cloud
This sculpture combines materials that have very different visual and tactile qualities. The solidity and surface detail of natural granite is a sharp contrast to the ethereal, mirrored surface of stainless steel. Windstone brings a sensation of the material and immaterial together in one object. The artist's work has been described as an exploration of the experience of land and sky, and the concious and unconcious.

Young Eagle Artist - Qian Jian Hua
Title - Young Eagle
Medium - Bronze
Location - Civic
Funded By - artsACT
Commissioned - 2009

Young Eagle
This bronze sculpture of a young eagle looks keenly down from its perch into the busy activity of Bunda Street. The sculpture evokes the strength, optimism and freedom of youth - a spirit that can be embraced at any age.

Ark in the Ark and Beyond Artist - Wataru Hamasaka
Title - Ark in the Ark and Beyond
Medium - White granite
Location - Belconnen
Funded By - Chief Minister's Sculpture Acquisition
Acquired - 2009

Ark in the Ark and Beyond
Two arks have been carved out of a single piece of white granite and the addition of water creates this beautiful floating ark within an ark. The artist's inspiration originates from the Iwafune Shrine in Osaka - a massive, boat-shaped, traditional Shinto rock shrine.

Nest III Artist - Richard Moffatt
Title - Nest III
Medium - Steel found objects, boulders
Location - North Canberra
Funded By - ActewAGL
Acquired - 2009

Nest III
Nest III is made from welded steel found objects. It depicts an eagle sitting upon a nest over a rocky outcrop.


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